Re: BFGoodrich Krawler Tires
The picture you posted is only one of many different tread patterns being tested now by BFG.
My friend Tom earned a free set of Krawlers this season. Upon close inspection you can see that each tire is HAND CUT. BFG gives these tires out to UROC, CALROC contestants each with a different tread pattern cut into them while they are deciding what the final pattern will be.
SO while your pic may have a "Wild Country" look, fear not, BFG is on the job and I'm sure will be producing a Kick-Buttock Tire!
As for the 17" rim issue. Yeah that kind of sucks since 17" rims are not exactly overly abundant however a 17" rim clears a Dana 60 Knuckle and front brake caliper alot easier than a 15" or 16" rim.
Remember these tires are designed for Wheeling, not Mall-Crawling!